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Monthly Meeting: Professor Andy Newsam – “A Universe for All”

Friday, 22nd March @ 19:00 21:00 GMT


Members of the public are welcome to attend (for free), but please consider joining our Society if you attend more than two monthly meetings.

The March 2024 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2023-2024 session will be held on Friday, March 22nd from 19:00 to 21:00.

Please note: This is the FOURTH Friday of the month, not the third.

Our guest speaker this month is Professor Andy Newsam, Professor of Astronomy Education and Engagement at Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, and Director of the National Schools’ Observatory.

The title of the lecture is:

A Universe for All

Astronomy creates a sense of excitement and wonder. Liverpool John Moores University’s Schools’ Observatory (www.schoolsobservatory.org) taps into that interest to explore science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The Observatory was originally set up to provide a way for UK and Irish school students to take their own observations with the world’s largest fully-robotic telescope – the Liverpool Telescope in the Canary Islands – and for more than a decade it has been doing exactly that with many thousands of observations taken for students of all ages. However, it has also grown to have a much wider mission to help prepare future generations for the exciting but challenging technological world that lies ahead of them.

COVID-19 Information & Safety Procedures

Please try to continue with social distancing and use caution when possible.

Also, use the hand sanitiser that will be available.

The wearing of masks will be a personal choice and optional for those that wish to continue wearing them.

We will continue to ventilate the room.

Finally, please do not attend if you have any COVID-like symptoms or have tested positive for COVID that day, or in the days leading up to the meeting.

Livestream & Recording Information

This meeting will be held at our normal venue of the Quaker Meeting House, and may be live-streamed via YouTube, if I get the equipment set up in time 😊

A recording may be available.

Subscription Info

Note: Membership Fees are correct as of June 2023

Membership TypePrice
Adults (18 & above) Annual Subscription£25.00
Juniors (14-17 inclusive) Annual Subscription£5.00

Please note: Subscriptions are due from 1st October each year and must be paid by January 31st or your membership may be suspended. If not paid by 31st March your membership will cease.

You can now pay for your subscription via Internet banking. Please contact the Treasurer for more information.

More information about membership can be found here.

The LAS e-newsletter is now included in your normal subscription cost.

Free tea/coffee with light refreshments break will form part of the evening at about 8pm.

Please note – Doors will only open after 18:30 and not before.

I do hope you can join me and your fellow members, but if you are unable to attend, please indicate your apologies to me by filling out this form.

With best wishes – Mark

The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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